John.Laninga

John.Laninga

Lives in United States USA, TX, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.laninga.com
Joined on Nov 1, 1999

John.Laninga's recent activity

  • Created discussion thread From MBPro to Dell XPS
    I'man amateur photographer, so my needs are not those of a pro.  I travel a lot, so I need a portable PC, and I've been using a MBPro since 2012.  Retina screen, quad core i7.  No issues, but I ...
  • My 18-135 creeps when hiking and the lens points down. Check out my original post, when I used a rubber band to overcome the problem. I tried some of the thicker bands but they made manual ...
  • Created discussion thread Dynamic Range, K3ii (2 img)
    Testing is cool, but taking pictures for real tells me a lot more about my gear.  So here is a picture of early morning sun shining through a steam cloud from a geyser at the Grand Prismatic Pond ...
  • Thanks for those replies, I'll keep that in mind.  However, that said, I was there and I know what the color of those planes were.  I used Capture One to make minor adjustments, yes, but I kept ...
  • On -1-: yes this is a bit out of focus.  The plane was a long way away.  I tried to pull shadows a bit and that did improve the image somewhat. On -5-:  there is strong lighting from the top.  I ...
  • Created discussion thread Blue Angels, Day 2 (7 img)
    Thanks for your suggestions. So on the airshow day I took my K3ii with 55-300mm and changed the setup. Shot AF-C, Av mode, set ISO at 200, AE spot metering, 9 spot zone AF metering. All shot RAW, ...
  • Thanks for the hints.  The air show will start today, I will have a bit more time to set up my camera and be better prepared.  Looking forward to trying again!
  • Created discussion thread Blue Angels and K3ii/55-300mm (8 img)
    Parked my motorhome in Idaho Falls, ID and just sat down when an earsplitting noise screamed over our heads.  Ran outside, found out that the US Navy Blue Angels are practicing for an air show ...
  • Created discussion thread X30 colors on the Fourth
    The X30 continues to be my main go-to camera when I want something easy to carry and use.  So I took it to a small town Fourth of July Parade (Bayfield, CO) and took some pictures.  As always, the ...
  • I have the Lensmate thumb rest on full time.  It makes access to the wheel slightly more difficult but not enough to bother me.   The benefit of the thumb rest far, far outweigh the minor ...
  • Created discussion thread When OOF isn't
    Visited the Butterfly Discovery Center in Dallas, TX yesterday (if you are in the area, it's worth a visit) and took my K3ii and mostly used my older 55-300mm lens. One picture of an aster had me ...
  • Thanks for the kind words, but in reviewing the images I shure could have spent some more time straightening horizons.  But then, we photographer enthusiasts are never totally pleased are we.
  • Right.  It was the Celebrity Silhouette, and it was a great cruise.  I purchased most of the excursions myself, using TripAdvisor to find the best ones.  And I also really like the Free Walking ...
  • Created discussion thread Baltic cruise with K3ii (12 img)
    We completed a month long cruise from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Lisbon and up to the Baltic.  I used my K-3ii, mostly with the 18-135mm lens, a few with the 15mm.   Images recorded DNG and light PP ...
  • Replied in D750 and GPS
    Perfect, thanks for the replies.  I read through it and yes it isn't the cleanest process but I can see that it would do what I want.  This will help in my decision between the D750 and K-1. Thanks ...
  • Created discussion thread D750 and GPS
    I like to GPS coordinate all my images and so I'm shooting a Pentax K-3ii which has geotagging built in.  I was thinking of upgrading to the FF Pentax K-1, also with GPS tracking built in.  But ...
  • Created discussion thread 18-135mm zoom and the asparagus bunch
    For me, the K3ii and 18-135mm WR zoom is the perfect travel combo.  Good range, good high(er) ISO, WR, and all the things Pentax is famous for.  Except one: lens creep.  I usually carry the camera ...
  • Sold and shipped.
  • Last bump before I leave for 5 weeks...
  • Easter bump....
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